Collection of Crisis

The coronavirus crisis represents an exceptional situation that is documented in many different ways – mostly in the form of photos and videos. At the same time, completely new images are created: For example, the invisible danger in the coronavirus crisis is portrayed by means of models, as the omnipresent image of a spiky sphere illustrates.

But what role do things in particular play in the context of memory culture? Which objects can illustrate a time of crisis like the present one? Are they self-sewn masks, photos of markings to obey the rules of distance, or corona notices on shops?

Many museums are thinking about how they can document this particular situation. The Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge also collects contemporary culture and is thinking about the things by which we will remember this situation in the future?

You find some examples in our gallery below.